At Crossings’ 13th Annual Artists’ Clearing House indoor art fair, visitors can feast their eyes on many beautiful works of art, at prices that make it easy to bring home one-of-a-kind pieces. The Artists’ Clearing House takes place Fri.-Sat., April 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This indoor art fair is open to the public, free of charge. This is an opportunity to view the art of six special guest artists, who are discounting their works during the fair. Select merchandise at Crossings will be marked up to 70 percent off. Crossings Clay Studio members will have their pottery on display, available for purchase, as well.

Those visiting on Saturday, may wish to reserve tickets Concert here. The concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Participating Clearing House artists include:

Becky Jokela The intense colors of her pastels capture the richness of the natural world. When she's not painting, Jokela is busy teaching art to high school and elementary students at Zumbrota-Mazeppa schools. Prints and originals, as well as cards, will be available.

 I am a landscape painter. My medium is pastels and plein air, or painting outdoors, is my favorite approach.

I create landscape pastel paintings. I will be bringing prints, cards and original paintings to this event. With spring right around the corner, I will use the Artist Clearing House sale to move my work and make room for new paintings and prints. Almost everything will be discounted. 


Lenore Lampi Fascinated with the movement and variability of the forms and textures found in the birch tree, Lenore has worked on the birch motif ceramics for twelve years.   The work can be found in collections in Argentina, China, Finland and Sweden.  Her studio overlooks Lake Superior in the great town of Duluth.

I will be bringing birch motif functional and sculptural ceramics


Megan Moore’s work is a study of form, color and composition. Painting in oils, acrylics and watercolor, she creates illustrative images with a sense of balance and calm. Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement, which is sometimes cited as a prelude to Modernism, influence her style. Megan has been showing her work locally since moving to Minneapolis in 2002. She is a member of Studiopolis, a nine-artist studio in the Northrup King Building, and lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young children.

I create my paintings in oil or watercolor. My subject matter and compositions are inspired by nature and feature trees, plants, birds, fish and insects. I will a have deeply discounted inventory of older paintings, prints, and note cards, as well as some of my more current work at 20% off. 



Renee Nation of Rochester, who uses the natural felting property of wool to create one-of-a-kind scarves, handbags, vessels and wall art. Her handmade scarves come in weights suitable for warmer or cooler weather. Her felted vessels and wall art are unique combinations of wool, silk, beads and other embellishments.



Renee will be bringing felted coasters, wallets, key and card holders,
ornaments, scarves for home and body, and wall art.

I began my felting journey 10 years ago, after my youngest child was born and have been exploring color and texture ever since. I live with my husband and children in Rochester.


Sheila Perry is a self-taught watercolor painter residing in Chatfield, MN. She explores light through color and takes inspiration from nature. Giving attention to the smaller details  in ordinarily small, organic forms, she magnifies the whimsical beauty of what we overlook. Her work has been featured in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Blick Art Materials in Roseville, and will be  an artist in SEMVA's new gallery location in Rochester in June. 

 I will be bringing original watercolor paintings, giclee prints, and cards.